General Info

At Navan Veterinary Services,  Dave and Alex are your proAction Advisors and can help you with any proAction related questions. The remaining veterinarians are working to become fully accredited advisors as well. 

To access your proAction profile online, follow this link: https://www.dairyproaction.ca/login.aspx  Here you will find all of the necessary documents and records that must be filled in.  The following is a checklist provided by DFO that includes all of the necessary information to successfully complete a validation: proAction validation checklist 

You can always contact the clinic if you require assistance. 
 

Frequently asked questions:

Why should I involve the Veterinarian?

  • At Navan Veterinary Services, we can help you find an efficient way of completing your required records, whether paper or computer based
  • Provide you with recent updates to the proAction program, including the upcoming Biosecurity module (Fall 2019) and 
  • Help in preparing protocols and prescriptions designed to work for your farm

When and why do we need a prescription?

  • A prescription is required when you are treating an animal in a manner other than what you read on the label. Examples of this may include using a drug for longer than the label dose or at a different dose
  • A prescription is also required when any combination of antimicrobials are used, such as with some mastitis treatments
  • A prescription must be prepared for you by your veterinarian with recommend withdrawal times included

What is a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)?

  • A SOP provides you with a specific guideline for handling common procedures or treatments on your farm
  • You should work with your veterinarian to develop your required SOP's for:
    • pre-milking 
    • milking
    • milking cattle with abnormal or treated milk 
    • post milking system cleaning 
    • treating cattle
    • shipping cattle
    • feeding medicated feed
    • colostrum management and calf feeding 
    • animal health practises and branding 
    • euthanasia
    • vaccination
    • introduction of new cattle into herd
    • returning cattle to the herd
    • visitors and service personnel
  • You must also complete the following corrective action plans (CAPs):
    • medication or chemical given in error
    • treated milk enters the bulk tank
    • shipped animal with treatment or broken needle
    • improperly cooled or stored milk
    • dirty milk contact surfaces
    • improper water temperature
    • water contaminated with bacteria
    • downed animals
  • Work with your herd veterinarian to develop protocols which are appropriate for your farm

 

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